Whiskey’s gone, but I ain’t leaving. I’m making a lamp. And then leaving.
Army 101 / Coping mechanisms

Whiskey’s gone, but I ain’t leaving. I’m making a lamp. And then leaving.

Though there are countless ways to bounce back from the after-wedding letdown, an easy one we’ve stumbled into is interior decorating. Which, when you’re apartment hopping from army post to army post, is less “decorating” and more “didn’t we used to have lamps?” And since we seemed to have zero bedside lamps after my last … Continue reading »

How to cure the after-wedding letdown
Coping mechanisms / Family / Wedding planning

How to cure the after-wedding letdown

I’ve discussed briefly (or maybe not so briefly) my struggle with/decision to not immediately look for a job upon moving to Fort Campbell. Perhaps my biggest excuse until now, however, was wedding planning. Last month I spent two straight nine-hour workdays drawing up my reception seating chart; while I realize this is obsessive, I also … Continue reading »

Meating in the middle: jalapeño-cheddar turkey balls
Cheese-y / Coping mechanisms / Food and recipes / Relationship advice

Meating in the middle: jalapeño-cheddar turkey balls

I’ve mentioned that one of my fears about army life is less about army life and more about blending my vegetarian past with my carnivore future army husband. Jonathan’s dietary needs (not to mention his overwhelming likes) are much different than mine. He’s big, extremely active, and physically incapable of saying no to a cheeseburger; … Continue reading »

Oh boy!
Coping mechanisms

Oh boy!

There’s nothing better to remind you that your biological clock is ticking than having two pregnant bridesmaids. (Except for possibly my Facebook newsfeed, which currently reads something like “baby, baby, baby, cat, baby, political opinion, baby, sponsored post.”) Because I’m ignoring that I just moved across the country, I was fortunate enough to attend Lindsay’s … Continue reading »